Waco is a "film friendly" town, and the Waco Film Commission is eager to work with film crews on their next project. The Waco Film Commission will assist in location scouting and crew housing, provide vendor information and serve as a liaison to City of Waco departments.
Productions shot in the Waco area or produced by Wacoans:
Tree of Life
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Commercial
Where the Heart Is
Toyota Tacoma Commercial
Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention
A Second Chance
Christmas at Baylor
Older productions shot in the Waco area or produced
Shades of Grey
Permits are not required for filming in any public areas. The Waco Film Commission will work to obtain special permission for any street closures or traffic diversions that might be necessary.
Listed below is a sampling of Waco's various location offerings. Please call or e-mail us with specific location desires and we will put together information on any that might be available in Waco.
- Waco's Historic Suspension Bridge
- 416-acre Cameron Park complete with hiking and cycling trails, 18 hole disc golf course, clubhouse, playgrounds, a spray park, wildlife preserve, spring pools and lots of natural beauty. Limestone bluffs overlooking the Brazos and Bosque Rivers and narrow hiking trails through the Park create startling wilderness scenarios. Tree-covered, winding, narrow roadways up and down hills through Cameron Park, create great views for an urban park look.
- Bosque and Brazos Rivers. The Brazos River runs by Baylor University, through downtown Waco and a portion of Cameron Park, then joins the Bosque River which continues through Cameron Park and northwest Waco. There is a fully-landscaped, lighted and developed riverwalk along the west bank of the Brazos River from Ft. Fisher Park through downtown Waco which ends near Pecan Bottoms in Cameron Park. The east bank of the riverwalk joins the Brazos and Bosque rivers and features unbelievable views of Cameron Park's lush vegetation and towering limestone cliffs. Trails throughout Cameron Park are undeveloped and unlighted.
- Lake Waco: 7,000 acres and 60 miles of shoreline. Houseboats, sailboats and recreational motor boats of all sizes can be found enjoying beautiful Lake Waco. Amenities: marina stores at two of the parks, picnic areas, boat docks, camping facilities. A U.S. Corps of Engineers lake, Lake Waco is accessible via developed parks with some residential areas overlooking the lake high above limestone bluffs.
- Waco's architectural "look" covers several erasfrom the splendor of the antebellum and post-Civil War period through the art deco and nouveau periods and on into more modern periodsin residential, retail and institutional buildings. Neighborhood "looks" run the full range of a modern western U.S. medium-sized city.
- Interstate-35 is the geographical dividing line for at least two distinct urban appearances in the land. East of I-35 is more of the east Texas regional appearance with sedate agricultural farmlands, mostly producing cotton, sorghum and other grains, and west of I-35 includes the west Texas cactus and low hills appearance of sprawling cattle and horse ranches.
- The Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village at the Mayborn Museum complex is an 1890 village carefully preserved wood-frame buildings. The village is complete with a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, general store, hotel, saloon, church and school.